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Master Trombonist Clifford Adams Needs Your Help: Please Donate Now!

When it comes to the trombone, Trenton, NJ native Clifford Adams is a national resource, having performed over the past 44 years with everyone from Patti LaBelle and Kool and the Gang to Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey. But Clifford Adams needs your help, and he needs it now. As a result of liver cancer, Clifford ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Second Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts Series At The Collingswood Community Center Presents Trombonist Clifford Adams

The Jazz Bridge Second Thursdays Neighborhood Concerts Series at the Collingswood Community Center—East Collings Avenue in Collingswood, NJ—presents trombonist Clifford Adams on Thursday, January 8. Showtime is 7:30 p.m., tickets are $10/$5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 856-858-8914 or 215-517-8337. Trombonist Clifford Adams began his musical career as a member of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Charlie Rice in Collingswood on October 6th

Kicking off the 8th season of the Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts Series on Thursday October 6th at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 W. Collings Ave. Collingswood, NJ will be legendary (and 91 years old!) drummer Charlie Rice and his band featuring pianist Don Wilson, bassist Ed Wise, saxophonist Bob Howell and trombonist Clifford Adams. Rice has been ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Anthony Branker: Jazz Dialogics

Read "Anthony Branker: Jazz Dialogics" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Anthony Branker is a musician for all seasons. He began his career as a trumpeter, including a stint with the Spirit of Life Ensemble, which honored its African-American and Afro-Caribbean roots during a multi-year tenure as the Monday night band at the legendary Sweet Basil club in New York City. Over time, Branker developed an increasing ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anthony Branker & Ascent: Dance Music

Read "Dance Music" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Dr. Anthony Branker holds an endowed jazz chair, and is currently director of the Program in Jazz Studies at Princeton University. A composer and musical director, Branker established the jazz collective, Anthony Branker & Ascent in 2004, featuring an A-list of players--among them, saxophonists Tia Fuller and Ralph Bowen fronting a light ensemble, with vocalist Kadri ...

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Patty Cronheim: Days Like These

Read "Days Like These" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Livia Devereux's Night Winds Whisper (Self Produced, 2010) sported a very jazzy “Walking After Midnight" , proving that well-written music can survive in any genre climate. Patty Cronheim proves the same on Days Like These, a disc also populated with lesser-known standards and forays outside of the typical jazz realm.

Stevie Wonder's “Superstition" ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Clifton Anderson: Leading The Way

Read "Clifton Anderson: Leading The Way" reviewed by Mikayla Gilbreath



Not since the heyday of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey has the trombone enjoyed widespread acceptance as a band leader's instrument. With only a few exceptions, the last half century has seen trombonists slide from favor as leaders and become more commonly viewed as sidemen. Even genuinely notable artists like J.J. Johnson, Frank Rosolino, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Patty Cronheim

Read "Take Five With Patty Cronheim" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Patty Cronheim: Patty Cronheim performs her original jazz and blues tunes with a vivacious, soulful style and uncompromising vocals. Capturing the attention of critics, this New Jersey artist has just completed her first CD, Days Like These. Recently featured in Jazz Inside NY's “Women in Jazz" issue, and selected as a SKOPE magazine “artise 2 ...

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Patty Cronheim: Days Like These

Read "Days Like These" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It started during a sing-along in the family car; little Patty Cronheim broke into harmony. The seed was planted, and now the vocalist is in full bloom. Drawing from a variety of influences in pop, jazz, blues and South American styles, Cronheim has released her first recording as a leader, Days Like These.

Cronheim ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Clifford Adams: The Master Power

Read "The Master Power" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

All-Star Cast. In what is ostensibly his debut as a leader, trombonist Clifford Adams assembles a jazz who's who of side persons to help him on his quest. That quest, realized on The Master Power is both musical and spiritual (in my mind the same). Adams has enjoyed a varied and fulfilling career in music, playing ...